My car backfired and stalled driving on the.

Tiny
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  • 1999 BUICK LESABRE
  • 223,000 MILES

My car backfired and stalled driving on the highway. Wouldnt restart. Turns out a spark plug was broken in half. After replacing it the firing order was messed up. And battery was jumped and misfired somewhere and a puff of smoke. Now it only clicks when trying to start. Even while being jumped. Spark plug wire is faulty, I 'm worried the engines locked. Without a machine to hook it up to how can I tell what is the issue

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 9:49 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like it jumped timing. See if you can turn the engine either direction by placing a large ratchet or breaker bar and socket on the crank shaft (front of engine). Let me know what you find. Also, let me know where the plug broke.

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 11:43 PM

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